The sacraments are physical signs which impart real, sacramental grace to transform lives with the power of the Holy Spirit. They are means of encounter with Christ himself. It is Christ who welcomes the newly baptized into the family of God and Confirms his faithful through the gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. In the Eucharist Christ nourishes his flock with his own Body and Blood, and he heals and strengthens them with Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. Through the sacraments of Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders, Christ supplies for the needs of his Church on earth. All the seven sacraments come from the ministry of Christ and continue his work of healing, strengthening and forgiving sins.